Okinawa governor revokes US base permit

ENNH6Y Okinawa, Japan: people protesting by Camp Schwab Marines base against the construction of a new base in Henoko Bay. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.

Veto sets stage for legal action in decade-long dispute

Ageing economies grow old with grace

Per capita income will find more support than falling growth suggests, writes Manoj Pradhan

Pro cycling rule change to propel Shimano

Cycle parts maker set to race ahead on lifting of disc brakes ban

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China spurs Modi’s pivot to Washington

The world’s largest democracy needs the investment of the most advanced one

Uniqlo owner puts brakes on US expansion

Asia’s top clothing retailer hit by losses in world’s biggest market

BoJ damps hopes for stimulus boost

Japan’s central bank holds rates but points to strength in economy

Nippon Steel tests investors’ mettle

Japanese stocks face not only a slowing global economy, but increasing problems at home

TPP hands Abe a political victory

Japan’s farmers denounce ‘extreme’ trade deal but industry lifted

Japan central bank weighs easing options

Weak economic data may push Haruhiko Kuroda to act, say analysts

Nobel Prize for curing parasitic diseases

Satoshi Omura discovered treatment for river blindness

Bidders battle for Australia subs contract

Odds swing from Japanese to French and Germans after Abbott’s exit

Japan Post studies Royal Mail debacle

Officials and advisers preparing next month’s $11.5bn float aim to avoid errors of UK counterparts

Poor pensioners lay bare Japan’s strains

Elderly suffer as rising costs add to consumption and debt woes

Japan cries foul over Indonesia rail loss

Beijing gatecrashes Shinkansen export plan with deal involving no-strings finance

Business sentiment dwindles in Japan

Latest Tankan survey confirms fragility in economy

China detains two alleged Japanese spies

Move may worsen already strained relations between two countries

Japan on brink of technical recession

Industrial production data point to second quarterly GDP fall

Comcast buys into Universal Studios Japan

US cable group to pay $1.5bn for stake in Osaka-based theme park

Abe must keep focus on first three arrows

It is useful progress that Japan is no longer deflationary outlier

Japan Post faces tough sell for IPO

Retail investors underwhelmed by sales pitch for looming float